Extensive links are maintained with the school's local community. Through
the tutor programme, students are involved in work with the elderly, young
children and care services. Students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's
Award Scheme are involved in a wide range of voluntary work, from helping
at Gateway Clubs to environmental enhancement schemes.
Links with employers embrace work in the Sciences, Modern Languages, Technology
and Art. Employers participate in the PSHE and Careers programmes of the
school. A substantial number of Sixth Formers are linked with local companies
in running a Young Enterprise manufacturing company.
The school has well established links with its feeder Primary Schools
and each is visited by a member of staff in preparation for student's
transfer to secondary school.
Community Use of School
A replacement Sports Hall costing £1.1m was opened in January 2004.
The complex includes a four-court main hall as well as a Dance Studio,
reception area and changing rooms.
The facility was a joint-funded project with East Devon District Council.
In addition to community use of the main hall and adjacent grass pitches
in the evenings, weekends and school holidays, the community have use
of the Dance Studio for two
hours each school day.
For details on community activities and bookings, please contact the Colyton
Sports Centre Manager on:
Tel: 01297 552000
or visit their website: Leisure
The school supports a range of charities and each year sums in excess
of £4,000 are raised. Fund-raising activities are organised by Form
Tutors, the 'Houses', and sometimes as whole school projects.
Colyton Parents' Association
Our parents are active supporters of the school. The aim of the Parents'
Association is to provide the best educational and social opportunities
for Colyton Grammar students. Parents have supported a number of major
projects, including landscaping schemes, new netball courts, video conferencing
facilities and the provision of a school mini-bus. In addition, the Parents'
Association has funded a number of extra-curricular activities.
A Parents' Association Bulletin is circulated every fortnight and a full
School Newsletter is published each half-term.